JRA is a member-supported nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the health of the James River and its tributaries.
Mission: To restore the Elizabeth River to the highest practical level of environmental quality through government, business and community partnerships.
Chippokes Plantation State Park offers modern recreational activities (camping, swimming, biking, etc) along with a glimpse of bygone life with its antebellum mansion, formal gardens, and the Farm & Forestry Museum. Volunteers assist with interpretive programs (historical and environmental), gardening activities, maintenance work, and special events.
Extension Master Gardeners are trained volunteer educators. VCE-MGs work within their local communities to encourage and promote environmentally sound horticulture practices through sustainable landscape management education and training.